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Re: Blobs: An alternate (complementary?) binary data proposal (Was: File IO...)

From: Chris Prince <cprince@google.com>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 22:40:44 -0700
Message-ID: <cd580da00805112240x293ddd6m502588a49caf6a2e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Aaron Boodman" <aa@google.com>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 9:22 PM, Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 6:46 PM, Maciej Stachowiak
>  > Open question: can a File be stored in a SQL database? If
>  > so, does the database store the data or a reference (such as a path or Mac
>  > OS X Alias)?
>  There definitely needs to be a way to store Files locally. I don't
>  have a strong opinion as to whether this should be in the database, or
>  in DOMStorage, or in something new just for files.

A reference has the problem that the underlying file could be modified
by an external program.  I think once you save data into the SQL
database, you should be able to count on it staying constant, and
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 05:41:31 UTC

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